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Hardi R. Baqi

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Obesity and overweight are extensive phenomena that reached epidemics extent worldwide, including the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The aim of this study is to evaluate the values of total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), body mass index (BMI), and the state of physical activity in Halabja’s public employees. Overall 355 adults aged from 19 to 63 including 246 males and 109 females contributed to the study. The lipid profiles were tested in all subjects after over-night fasting. In addition, anthropometry measurements were taken; the mean height for males is 1.7129 m and 1.5732 m for females. The mean weights of males and females are 80.4813 and 69.9459 kg, respectively. The mean BMI value for males and females is 27.4258 and 28.3274, respectively. Some of the cases were diagnosed with diabetes, renal diseases, hypertension, and other relevant diseases. 246 of participants adopted sedentary lifestyles while 109 of them lived an active lifestyle. 65, 162, 98, and 206 of participants had TC, TG, LDL-C, and HDL-C off-limits, respectively. Pearson’s correlation between BMI with TC, TG, and LDL-C showed a significant relationship at 0.01 level as 0.156**, 0.140**, and 0.144**, respectively. HDL-C was negatively correlated to BMI at −0.062 level. The analysis of variance showed statistically significant p-values between TC, TG, and HDL-C according to BMI at 0.027, 0.000, and 0.000, respectively. The sedentary group of participants showed a higher Mean range of TC, TG, LDL-C, and HDL-C than an active group of participants


Body mass index, High-density lipoprotein cholesterol, Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, Total cholesterol, Triglycerides

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